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South Dakota State University    
  Nov 19, 2017
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog
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ABE 551 - Fundamentals of Conversion

Credits: 3
This web-based class is an overview of the technology involved in the conversion of biomass to energy; sustainability issued associated with this technology will also be covered.  An overview of biomass structure and chemical composition will be presented.  Biochemical and thermochemical conversion platforms will be covered.  Important issues, such as energy crop production related to water consumption and soil conservation will be addressed.  Topics include: biomass chemistry, logistics, and resources; biological processes; and thermochemical processes. Prerequisites: MATH 103; ENGL 101; CHEM 112 or BIOL 150 or PHYS 111. Notes: Sections of this course are provided online through the Agriculture Interactive Distance Education Alliance.

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